Dowling Catholic High School

Private School
1400 Buffalo Rd
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Polk County
(515) 225-3000

Religious Affiliation
Catholic

Co-Ed Status
Coed



Dowling Catholic High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Dowling Catholic High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 344
10 358
11 376
12 358

Dowling Catholic High School is a private high school located in West Des Moines, IA and has 1,436 students in grades 9th through 12th. Dowling Catholic High School is the 1st largest private high school in Iowa and the 83rd largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 16.0 to 1.

Total Students: 1,436
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 16:1
Full Time Teachers: 81

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Dowling Catholic High School Students by Gender

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 Male 746
(52%)
1,737
(52%)
 Female 690
(48%)
1,631
(48%)

Dowling Catholic High School Students by Ethnicity

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 White 1,122
(78%)
2,443
(77%)
 Hispanic 151
(11%)
224
(7%)
 Asian 78
(5%)
121
(4%)
 Black 70
(5%)
248
(8%)
 Pacific Islander 14
(1%)
16
(1%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
10
(0%)
 Two or More 0
(0%)
95
(3%)

Dowling Catholic High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1162
2007 1219
2009 1296
2011 1406
2013 1431
2015 1436

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17
2007 15
2009 16
2011 17
2013 15
2015 16

Compare Dowling Catholic High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,426.6% 14.3:1
 
1,600.0% 16.0:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 

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Private 09 - 12 1,436 16:1  
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